St Hilda’s School

Nestled amongst the melaleuca trees and grassy bank at St Hilda’s School, rests the Junior STEAM Building. A project aiming to invoke the imagination of young women through architectural dialogue focused on encouraging students to pursue interests in a blend of sciences, technologies, engineering, arts and mathematics.

From the outset, the School valued the existing flora onsite and thus the design response was to respect and maintain majority of the existing trees, whilst efficiently program an educational building to suit the site. The melaleuca trees
were used to shape the buildings elevation and footprint.

The external finishes takes on a minimalist approach, through the use of raw fibre cement panels, steel and glass. The raw finishes were inspired from the rawness of the bark on the melaleuca trees.


Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography